Authorities have arrested at least five people on Thursday in southern North Dakota protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois.
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says protesters got in the way of surveyors working on the project. Kirchmeier wasn’t immediately available to comment to The Associated Press.
Native Americans have been staging a nonviolent protest for months at a “spirit camp” established by the Standing Rock Sioux at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers.
Actress Shailene Woodley has been posting live videos on Facebook from the protest:
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe late last month sued federal regulators for approving the pipeline.
Tribal member LaDonna Brave Bull Allard says there are roughly 200 people protesting.